The conversion of Bobby K. Marks Drive and Bearkat Boulevard to one-way traffic has been completed and the traffic patterns have changed. Along the two street segments over 200 paid parking spaces have been installed.
Informational signs for paid parking will be installed within the next two weeks with directions on how to use the MobileNOW! system. Crews have been preparing the area and equipment for each sign and the contractor will be installing them starting the week of July 25.
The new parking spaces will be controlled through a pay-by-space on-street parking system. Drivers will be able to pay for parking quickly and easily using the free MobileNOW! app on smartphones, tablets, and smart watches. Those who are not smart device users can pay for parking by calling MobileNOW! at 936-666-2296.
To use the system, download the free MobileNOW! application and follow the instructions to create an account from the homepage. Once the account is set up, drivers will be able to select the numbered parking space they are in and indicate how much time they would like to purchase. A benefit of MobileNOW! is that the system will send alerts when the time is almost up and more time can be purchased remotely by phone or app. The paid parking will be enforced by the Huntsville Police Department using MobileNOW! software.
There is a $1.25 per hour parking fee, plus a $0.25 convenience fee per transaction. There will also be instructions and a QR code to download the application on the signs spaced at every four parking spaces.
For more information, contact the City of Huntsville Finance Department at 936-291-5419.